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Marvin J. King

June 24, 1929 — January 28, 2022

Marvin Jule King was born on June 24, 1929, in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Samuel D. and Nellie (Payne) King. Marvin grew up and lived in Ashtabula, Ohio until his enlistment in the US Army Air Corps in 1946. Marvin was a Korean War Veteran. He transferred to the US Air Force when the branches separated and retired honorably in 1966 with 20 years of service. During his service in Japan, he met his future wife Masako in 1956. He waited over 2 years for the approval to marry and they were wed, January 19, 1959. Marvin made Washington, D.C., and Maryland his home, where he and Masako raised their 2 daughters. After his retirement from the military, he served as a Federal Police Officer for nearly 30 years, before retiring to care full time for Masako, his wife of 40 years when she passed in 1999. Marvin was a black belt in Judo and an instructor. He enjoyed listening to jazz and reading. He was a very patient man of few words. Years later Marvin met Lolita and her two sons. On September 18, 2006, he and Lolita were married. They shared sixteen years of love, caring, and devotion until he passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022, at the age of 92. He was a devoted husband, loving father and brother, and a great friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Masako and their son Marvin Jr., his brother Samuel D. King Jr., and two sisters Vernita Slater and Sandra Henry. Leaving to cherish his memories are his wife Lolita King, his daughters Marion King McMahel (Philip) and Judy King Lattimore; his stepsons Mel John Caagabay and John Christopher Caagabay; grandchildren LaKeisha Chase, Maurice Chase, Kumiko Lattimore, Alexandra McMahel and Emily McMahel; sisters Ivory Wofford, Lela Thompson, and Gail Randolph and brother Ronald E. King; sisters-in-laws Zenaida Bennett, Gloria Smoot (Bruce), Hermina Gamit (Elmer), Jovita Ibanez, Iluminada Ibanez; 16 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a very special friend (whom he also called his son) Jamie Rosaido, and a host of friends, and loved ones. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Marvin J. King please visit our Sympathy Store.
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